This handbook provides an authoritative account of social work field education in the global south. It presents an overview of various aspects of theory and practice modules in the social work curriculum and advances in research in social work field education in the developing world through in-depth analyses and global case studies.

Key features:

• Discusses critical issues and new directions in the theory and practice of social work field education, challenges in field work education, decolonising field work training, developing competent social work graduates, aligning fieldwork with cultural practices in indigenous communities, the idea of clinical social work, and a comparative analysis of social work field supervision.

• Integrates theory and practice of social work field education for students and teachers from diverse geographical and cultural contexts across the global south, including countries from South Asia and Asia, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean, covering India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Georgia, Philippine, Turkey, Papua New Guinea, Eswatini, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, Chile, and Barbados.

• Brings together international comparative perspectives on field work education in social work from leading experts, social work educators, and social work professionals.

This handbook will be an essential resource for scholars and researchers of social work, development studies, social anthropology, sociology, education, South Asian studies, and Global South studies. It will also be useful to educators and practitioners of social work in global institutions of higher studies as well as civil society organisations.

part I|140 pages

Developing Practice and Rethinking Perceptions: Field Education in South Asia

chapter 2|13 pages

Swastyayan, a Commitment

Fieldwork through Community Engagement

chapter 4|11 pages

Challenges Faced in Field Work

An Indian Perspective

chapter 5|11 pages

Concurrent Fieldwork in Macro Practice

Cases from the South Indian Context

chapter 6|16 pages

Field Work in Social Work Education

An Account of the Sri Lankan Experience

chapter 9|22 pages

Social Work Education and Practice in Pakistan

Mapping the Terrain and Missing Links

chapter 10|13 pages

Social Work Practice in India

In Search of a New Direction

part II|56 pages

New Insights into Social Work Field Education in Developing Asia

part III|120 pages

Field Work Education in the Latin American and the Caribbean Context

chapter 18|13 pages

The Block Placement in Social Work Field Education

A Barbados Case Study

chapter 19|22 pages

Constructing a Culturally Relevant Social Work Curriculum in Papua New Guinea

Connecting the Local and Global in Field Education

chapter 20|12 pages

Social Work Practicum in Chile

The Role of Field Supervisors in a Neoliberal Context

chapter 21|14 pages

Let Me Count the Ways

Multiple Discourses in Understandings of Readiness for Practice in Social Work

chapter 22|14 pages

Mental Shortcuts

Representativeness Heuristics in Evaluations and Social Work Practice Assessment

part IV|92 pages

Developing Competent Social Work Graduates: African Perspectives on Field Work Education

chapter 23|14 pages

Contextualising Social Work Fieldwork Practicum

Innovations, Challenges, and Perspectives from Nigeria

chapter 24|14 pages

Social Work Field Education in Africa

The Case of Botswana

chapter 27|15 pages

Social Work Field Education

A Comparative Study of South Africa and Eswatini

chapter 28|16 pages

Professionalisation of Social Work in Eswatini

A Comparative Study Between South Africa and Eswatini